Professor dr. J.L. (Hans) Tol


Professor dr. J.L. (Hans) Tol

The Netherlands

Professor dr. J.L. (Hans) Tol The Netherlands


Professor Johannes (JL) Tol currently holds the following positions: Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 2020 to the present; Professor of Sports Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam from 2019 to the present; Sports Medicine Physician, Amsterdam Football Club (AJAX), Amsterdam from 2019 to the present; and as Senior Associate Editor, The British Journal of Sports Medicine from 2011 to the present.


Other positions previously held by Professor Tol include: Sports Medicine Physician, Aspetar, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar (visiting professional since 2014), 2011 – 2014 and as Royal Dutch Soccer Association (KNVB), 2008-2011 team physician U21, from 2002 – 2014.


Professor JL Tol is an expert in conducting randomized controlled trails in the field of tendinopathy, muscle injuries and regenerative medicine, including platelet rich plasma and cell therapy. His interdisciplinary sports medicine research at the IOC Research Centre, Amsterdam Collaboration on Health & Safety in Sports (ACHSS) focusses on acute muscle injuries, degenerative tendinopathy, risk factor identification and prevention of sports-related injuries.

Professor JL Tol actively contributes to the two-year online IOC Diploma program in Sports Medicine and the annual International Olympic Committee (IOC) Advanced Team Physician Course.

Besides his clinical work and research projects, he has carried out extensive sports medical fieldwork through his positions in professional soccer. Since 2004 he has worked for the Royal Dutch Football Association, including the U21 National Team. He is appointed at the soccer club AFC Ajax in Amsterdam.

Professor Tol states

“I am looking forward to actively contributing to Aspetar’s mission and vision to be a global leader in sports medicine.”